Reynolds, Anthony P.

Professor

PhD in materials science with emphasis on metallurgy of light alloys (aluminum, titanium, magnesium). Specific research areas include friction stir welding and processing as well as other friction based technologies. Also, significant experience/expertise in mechanical testing including fracture and fatigue and fractography.

Biographical Profile

College
College of Engineering & Comp.
Department
Mechanical Engineering
Tenure Status
Tenured

Interest Background

Do you include students in your research?
Undergraduates and Graduates
Interest Keywords
Friction stir welding, light alloys/metals, aerospace materials, mechanical properties, processing
Institutional Focus Areas
Materials Research, Science and Engineering (Other)
Personal Focus Areas
Friction stir welding and processing. , Mechanical Properties, Manufacturing Processes

Professional Preparation(Education & Training)

Dates Institution Location Degree Field of Study
1990 University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia PhD Materials Science
1986 University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia M.S. Materials Science
1982 University of Virginia Charlottesville, Virginia B.S. Chemical Engineering

Positions & Appointments

Dates Description Institution/Entity
01/1990 - 12/1991 National Research Council Post-Doctoral Associate at NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia (Mechanics of Materials Branch)
01/1992 - 07/1995 Senior Scientist, AS&M Incorporated, Hampton, Virginia (at NASA Langley Research Center)
08/1995 - 05/2001 Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, Department of Mechanical Engineering
05/2001 - 08/2007 Associate Professor, University of South Carolina, Department of Mechanical Engineering
08/2007 Professor, University of South Carolina, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Recognition Awards, Honors, & Fellowships

Dates Type Description Foundation/Entity
Award Chair Herty Bicentennial Chair in Eng

Facilities

Laboratory
Servo-hydraulic, fatigue rated mechanical testing machines with capacity up to 50,000 lbf. Screw driven, non-fatigue tester with capacity of 100,000lbf. Hardware and software for automated fatigue crack growth testing and R-curve determination. State of the art Friction Stir Welding machine with high capacity for thick section welding.
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